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New Books (Nov 10, 2016): Paranormal, Romance, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Check out these newly added titles at Reading Alley.  For today’s post, we feature titles from 3 genre: Paranormal, Romance, and Sci-Fi and Fantasy. If any book catches your eye, head on over to the Reading Alley site and request for a review copy.
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Mystery/Thriller for Review: Nation of Enemies by H.A. Raynes

A chilling, suspenseful new thriller in the vein of Michael Crichton and James Rollins.

It’s all about the genetics. DNA. Black & white.

A decade ago the U.S. government mandated that all citizens be issued biochips containing all of their medical information and an I.D. number indicating a person’s health. Then they made the information public—the implications of which are wide-spread and devastating.

Now on the eve of the 2032 presidential election, the country is deeply divided and on the brink of civil war. But as the two major political parties face off, innocent Americans are dying at the hands of masked terrorists. When the Liberty Party’s presidential nominee is assassinated in a highly-coordinated, masterful attack, it sets off a chain of events that will change the course of history and leave America’s inalienable rights—life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—dangling on the precipice of extinction.

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Praise for NATION OF ENEMIES:

“Good character development…well worth the read.” ~ jreppy, 4 star review

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Fantasy for Review: The Outrider Legion by Christopher Pepper

A combination of watchmen, rangers, and soldiers, the Outrider Legion patrols the roads and dark places within the Dominion, keeping safe its citizens from threats that elude the other Legions.

It falls on a unit of Outriders to undertake a dangerous mission to recover a mysterious artifact, stolen from dark forces. However not all is as it seems, as there are many players in this game, and the Outriders find themselves beset with rivals. As they track down the thieves and their mysterious treasure it becomes apparent that there are other forces involved in the pursuit, forces not above using murder and black magic to get what they want. One of them is the Akvan, a centuries-old sorcerer and the terror of the entire continent. His involvement in the affair is unknown, but his appearance can only indicate some grand, diabolical strategy at work. But there is another shadowy figure in play who may be the prime mover, orchestrating treason within the Legion from afar…

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Fantasy for Review: Done with Death by David Babineau

Welcome to Purgatory! Why Purgatory you ask? Well that’s easy; you are here because you did everything right and at the same time–everything wrong. Listen, no one said this was going to be easy but while you are here, you may as well enjoy our ever-grey skies and check out some of our tourist attractions. We really don’t care what you do here in Purgatory because no matter what–you are going to be here for a very long time!

Chuck Robbins never wanted to die. When a death comes knocking to offer him a job, well–he’d be an idiot to pass it up. Living dead in Purgatory was the just the beginning of Chuck’s troubles. Now he must reap the souls of people he’s never met, just to make his quota or face banishment to the worst company every created–Hell; where there are no vacation packages or retirement incentives. Chuck’s only problem–an ancient evil within the universe has taken an interest in him and it wants Chuck to succeed, because when he does; the system will fail and the universe will collapse.

Done With Death contains demons, fallen angels who curse like sailors, Jesus who loves to drink PBR and David Bowie. Who ever said the Afterlife had to suck?

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Praise for DONE WITH DEATH:

“The story and the writing style are very interesting and like a breath of fresh air, funny when needed…” ~ milligan1111, 4 stars

“Thrilling!” ~ rhenette, 5 stars

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Young Adult Science Fiction for Review: From the Shadows by KB Shaw

An exciting science fiction adventure for readers 12 and up. Adults: Share your love of science fiction with your child or grandchild. Young readers: share it with your parents, grandparents, friends, and teachers.

In the near future…

“There is peace in the world and civility reigns. It’s like our idealistic misconception of the 1950s has become real.” –Hector Garza, President of the United States

GundTech is a giant international corporation based in Oslo, Norway. Its success is built upon the work of a wunderkind who created the multiCom computer, with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) personality at its core. Under the pretext of protecting the privacy of the young genius, the corporation has never divulged his or her identity.

MultiComs are pervasive throughout society. They’re at work, in schools, and in homes. It has become tradition that users name their multiComs. Personal AIs often adopt the surname of their primary user. A peculiarity of the multiCom AI is that it will only respond if user requests contain a ‘please’ and are acknowledged with a ‘thank you.’ Even presidents and prime ministers must be polite to their multiComs. Some sociologists claim that the basic decency requirements have contributed to civility in contemporary society.

Now, sixteen years later, the reclusive former child prodigy is about to unleash a technological revolution that could threaten a peaceful world. The Interactive Holographic Transporter (IHT) may render the current computing industry obsolete, instantly shaking the world economy to its core. IHT technology may also be physically dangerous and pose a threat to personal privacy.

When GundTech introduces the IHT, they also announce the formation of an IHT academy that will allow select students from around the world to take part in a virtual class. These events set two teens on a path that will entwine their lives with those of a young reporter and the former child prodigy.

Cameron Rush and Rosa Costas are best friends, even though they have never met in person. Cameron lives in Troy, a small town in Wisconsin, while Rosa lives on a ranch outside Albuquerque, New Mexico. Unabashed technology geeks, they become friends on the comNet while competing in a contest sponsored by GundTech. They are typical fifteen-year-olds living in their isolated worlds of family, school and friends.

Cameron’s schoolmates call him boring. He’s an A/B student, second-seat trumpet in the school band, fourth-string halfback, and tenth-man on the basketball team. He is unbelievably meek and takes grief for it from others. He likes a challenge.

At 5′-1″, Rosa Costas is vivacious and petite. She is as outgoing as Cameron is meek. A friend once described her as “a hundred-pound package wrapped in a ton of personality.” Rosa is also deceptively tough. Her mantel full of rodeo trophies attests to this fact. On the weekends and during vacations, she works as a cowgirl on a ranch. She is adept at languages and, like Cameron, enjoys solving puzzles and overcoming challenges.

Meagan Fletcher, technology reporter for the World Broadband Network, has never named her multiCom AI. Because she knows the potential dangers technology can pose, she prefers to use her multiCom in manual mode, bypassing the AI altogether. She doesn’t trust it–and she trusts GundTech even less. It is a company that seems too good to be true. Meagan is on a mission to expose the mysterious inventor behind GundTech and discover the computer company’s true intent.

As Rosa, Cameron, and Meagan race toward their destiny, they are oblivious to the dangers that lie ahead.

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Praise for FROM THE SHADOWS:

“Ripping good read…The descriptions were imaginative and the setting kept me engaged. The dialogue was interesting, and realistic. The two main characters drew me in and kept my attention. There was plenty of suspense and action.” ~ marykincaid, 5 stars

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Young Adult Fantasy for Review: Neworld Papers: The Historian’s Tale

Is revealing the truth worth the disruption of a society?

Fallon lives in a peaceful world that has no concept of war, or murder, or even love. It is a society that prohibits histories and pledges itself to “The Service of Today and the Building of Tomorrow.”

Just weeks before he reaches adulthood, Fallon is torn from his sheltered life as a ward of the state. He is drawn into a subversive group that needs his secret talents and he quickly becomes a chronicler of discoveries that threaten to destroy the very fabric of Neworld.

Can Fallon handle the weight of the new responsibilities thrust upon him while he navigates relationships with the feisty redhead Aidan and raven-haired beauty Lenore?

Neworld Papers: The Historian’s Tale is a coming-of-age story for not only Fallon, but an entire world. It has action, adventure, and a touch of New Adult romance grounded solidly in thought-provoking science fiction.

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Praise for NEWORLD PAPERS: THE HISTORIAN’S TALE:

“Well written book with an intriguing plot and engaging characters.” ~ jreppy, 4 stars

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Romantic Sci-Fi/Fantasy for Review: Rebellion by Sabine Priestley

Ria Montori is no stranger to kicking ass. Despite her petite size, she’s a former Sandarian military officer currently serving the Cavacent clan and adjusting to life on a strange planet called Earth. She has no time to search for her psi-mate, the one being who could bring her pleasure beyond any mere physical intimacy. Which doesn’t explain why she’s bonding with a Curzan native who just killed a government official.

Ty Sordina hates Ria’s kind. The Sandarians enslaved his people and murdered his parents in front him when he was a child. He has sought revenge ever since, and nothing will get in his way. Especially not a feisty redhead who challenges his every instinct and calls to his psi like no other.

But there is a war coming. And the two beings who want nothing to do with each other hold the fate of an entire planet in the heat of their undeniable desire…

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Praise for REBELLION:

“Good follow-up to Alien Attachments…” ~ dmmcconn, 4 star review

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Science Fiction Fantasy Romance for Review: Alien Attachments by Sabine Priestley

Will their love be strong enough to keep them alive and get them back to Earth?

Finding one’s psi-mate is something every Sandarian hopes for, but when Ian Cavacent accidentally starts the bonding process with the Earthling, Dani, he has to fight his desire with every ounce of his being. If the process is completed, it means both political and financial suicide for Ian and his family.

A natural klutz, Dani somehow always manages to land on her feet and win her mixed martial arts matches. At home on Cat Island, her balance is thrown when bazillionaire Ian takes notice. Unfortunately some Torog aliens also take notice, sending her life spiraling out of control and into Ian’s arms. But Dani isn’t the type of woman to let alien voodoo decide her future or her mate…no matter how gorgeous the man is or how much pleasure he gives her.

For centuries the Cavacents have mined Earth for a precious element, carnium, while protecting the planet from other alien species. Thanks to the Torogs, Dani and Ian must flee to Sandaria. As Dani learns to use her newfound psi powers, the empire crumbles around them.

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Praise for Alien Attachments:

“Great Science Fiction Romance!” ~ dmmcconn

“Keeps you on the edge of your seat!” ~ lorettalynn

“Surprising good book that had a great plot, engaging characters and conversation” ~ malo

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Paranormal Romance for Review: Dragon Soul by Diana Green

Valla, a powerful dragon-shifter warrior, has never been lucky in love. Returning home after a failed mate-bonding, she hopes to find greater fulfillment in her life. Instead, she is drawn into an unlikely quest to rescue a captive she-dragon.

As events spiral out of control, Valla plunges into an alien world, populated by nightmarish monsters and potent magic. She is forced to match wills and wits with a ruthless sorcerer, a man driven by dark obsession, who threatens all she holds dear. In the face of such challenges, can Valla prevail? And is it possible she might discover her heart’s desire along the way?

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Answer Week 11 Third Question from KM Daughters and Get a Chance to Win!

Third question in Week 11 of the Weekly Contest:

In The Snows by K.M. Daughters, what is the universal sign?

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